The NYU Bookstore will host Caroline Light, author of Stand Your Ground (Feb. 23), a tribute to a literary friendship with Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin (Feb. 28), and others in February.

The NYU Bookstore, above, will host Caroline Light, author of Stand Your Ground (Feb. 23), a tribute to a literary friendship with Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin (Feb. 28), and others in February.

The New York University Bookstore will host Caroline Light, author of Stand Your Ground (Feb. 23), a tribute to a literary friendship with Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin (Feb. 28), and others at its 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place).

Events are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.4667 or go to www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

Tuesday, February 21, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Book reading with Manoshi Chitra Neogy
Manoshi Chitra Neogy is a filmmaker, director, poet, performer, and author of Blood Words/ A Warrior's Walk (I P.M.G, 2016). Blood Words is a fictional account of a young Indian woman's journey to interweave the struggles and textures of two cultures experienced and lived in one individual, an artist who follows her calling. Neogy serves as an adjunct professor of film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Wednesday, February 22, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Book reading with Anna Akbari
Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness
(St. Martin's Press, 2016) shows readers how to reach personal fulfillment in all areas and phases of life by using the same strategies that power Silicon Valley’s greatest startups. Akbari is a sociologist, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and writer.

Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Book Discussion with Caroline Light and Ann Pellegrini
Caroline Light is the author of Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense (Beacon Press, 2017), which explores the development of the American right to self-defense. Light, a professor at Harvard University, will be in conversation with Ann Pellegrini, Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and director of the university’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Reading in Tribute to a Literary Friendship: Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin
Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin have shared their poems for over 40 years. Celebrating decades of creative exchange, in this special evening each poet will read from her latest book—Peacock from The Analyst and Levin from Mr. Memory & Other Poems. The post-reading Q&A will focus on literary friendship.

 

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